Lifeboat News #177

#177

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Zcash

The Lifeboat Foundation is now accepting Zcash. Send your Zcash donations to t1Lifebt3wZP7xH8zEZaA75d7CBNKvNUQXF. Zcash can enable privacy preserving transaction data using zero-knowledge proofs.

Endowment Fund

Related to our Zcash announcement, our endowment fund is getting pretty big at around a million dollars. Because cybercurrencies are quite volatile we are not spending much now but when we hit ten million we will definitely be more generous. Donate to our fund at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin (We take all currencies — even dollars!)

Chris Haley: One Person Can Make a Difference

To show how one person can make a difference, a couple years ago Chris Haley donated $1,000 in bitcoin to Lifeboat. Today that donation is worth $197,156.55 and even more importantly, other large cybercurrency donations that we have received would likely not have happened if we didn’t have Chris Haley’s donation as a base. (Almost no one wants to be the first donor or the biggest donor.)
 
This is just one of many things Chris Haley has done to help Lifeboat Foundation. He is also on our Board of Directors and is system administrator of lifeboat.com.
 
Thanks Chris Haley!

Books

Read “The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human” at http://amzn.to/2qKruyw
 
Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders explores the current revolution in human augmentation, which is helping us to triumph over the limitations and constraints we have long accepted as an inevitable part of being human.

Jacque Fresco Memorial

Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Jacque Fresco, age 101, who worked to the end to “Safeguard Humanity”. Learn more at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jacque.fresco

Lifepreserver Program

Thanks to advisory board members Steve Hill and Elena Milova, our LifePreserver program has been considerably improved at https://lifeboat.com/ex/lifepreserver

Blog

Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“1 Bitcoin (BTC) will be worth $100,000???” by Brett Gallie II at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/1-bit...h-100000
 
“7 Big Tech Trends That Are Changing the Way We Make Things” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/7-big...e-things
 
“Bioelectricity is a new weapon to fight dangerous infection” by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/bioel...nfection
 
“Buy 1 Bitcoin” by Travis Patron at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/buy-1-bitcoin
 
“Catapult joins over 1,000 delegates at the UK Space Conference in Manchester” by Brett Gallie II at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/catap...nchester
 
“Chan Zuckerberg donate $3 billion toward curing all disease” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/chan-...-disease
 
“Converting Fats into Stem Cells” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/conve...em-cells
 
“Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/dark-...of-space
 
“DJI Spark: a hand-gesture controlled drone” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/dji-s...ed-drone
 
“Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/do-st...-unknown
 
“Dr. Michael Lustgarten — Using an Evidence Based Approach for Optimal Health and Longevity” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/dr-mi...ongevity
 
“Ethereum’s Trading Volumes Surpass Bitcoin’s For the First Time” by Amnon H. Eden at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/ether...rst-time
 
“First Look: Behind-the-scenes with DragonflEye” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/first...gonfleye
 
“Google AI Beats World’s Best Player At This Chinese Board Game” by Brett Gallie II at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/googl...ard-game
 
“Here’s how to launch a satellite for less than $1M” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/heres...-than-1m
 
“Hololens ultrasound” by Nancie Hunter at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/holol...trasound
 
“How to Incentivize Bitcoin miners after all 21M BTC are awarded” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/how-t...-awarded
 
“If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?” by Sean Brazell at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/if-ti...-forever
 
“Intel announces Core X line of high-end processors, including new Core i9 chips” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/intel...i9-chips
 
“In the Midst of Global Turmoil, Russia’s Science Community Reboots” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/in-th...-reboots
 
“I, Robot: Japan’s Cyborg Society” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/i-rob...cox-1843
 
“Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/is-ch...a-in-a-i
 
“The meaning of life in a world without work” by Alexandros El at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/the-m...out-work
 
“NASA announces historic mission to finally ‘touch the sun’ by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/nasa-...-the-sun
 
“NASA seeks proposals for a Fab Lab in space to take humans beyond the moon” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/nasa-...the-moon
 
“Near-Term Interstellar Probes: Some Gentle Suggestions” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/near-...gestions
 
“The Need for Better Aging Biomarkers” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/the-n...omarkers
 
“The New Kids in Space Take Off” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/the-n...take-off
 
“New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics” by Alexander Rodionov at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/new-r...ctronics
 
“Pensions time-bomb for world’s biggest economies could explode to $400 trillion, says WEF” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/pensi...says-wef
 
“Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/physi...rst-time
 
“Radicals — Outsiders changing the world” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/radic...-world-2
 
“ROBOT ARMIES: End of western soldiers in war zones ‘within a DECADE’ as MACHINES take over” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/robot...ake-over
 
“Robot Lifts And Parks Your Car” by Bryan Gatton at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/robot...your-car
 
“Small flying ‘cars’ come a bit closer to reality” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/small...conomist
 
“This mini-tank is the future of firefighting” by Bryan Gatton at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/this-...fighting
 
“Treating Diseases with a Protein Missile System” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/treat...e-system
 
“Zoltan Istvan: The Economy Of The Future Will Be Powered By Neural Lace” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/05/zolta...ral-lace

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
 
Peg Kay: $6,000, Robert Pisani: $300, Jeff Bone / Topsight Fund: $250, Michael Dickey: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Petr Srámek: $75, Venita Davis: $25, Nicholas MacDonald: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Pavlo Rudenko: $11, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Andy Kuiper: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Patrik Sandin: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Peter Smafield: $10, Ten Tipper: $10, Analytics Toolkit: $5, Autoverzekering Plus: $5, Bromfietsverzekering Plus: $5, Brommerverzekering Online: $5, Chelmsford Pro Landscaping: $5, Cloud Ninjas: $5, Fisher Pants: $5, Inboedelverzekering Plus: $5, Life Counseling Orlando: $5, Make Music Fast: $5, Opstalverzekering Plus: $5, Roue Electrique: $5, Scooterverzekering Plus: $5, Sprinkler Bros: $5, Robert R Newport: $3, Taylor Bracken: $3, Cleaning Day: $2, The Indian Investors: $1, Best Posture Brace: $1, Beste Tandenbleekset: $1, David Birnbaum: $1, Boomerang Box: $1, Code Betclic: $1, Dean-Willcocks Advisory: $1, Domu: $1, Emergency Plumbing Squad: $1, Epping Auto Service Center: $1, Find the Best Monitor: $1, Fulllstack Advisory: $1, Gaming: $1, GoEmerchant Payments: $1, Kainen Law Group: $1, Kawahito Law Group: $1, Komadina Cupping & Massage: $1, The Law Office of Steven G. Lavely: $1, Long Island Home Inspection Pros: $1, M & K All Mechanic: $1, Moran, Sanchy & Associates: $1, MUSA Landscape Architecture: $1, The Nurse Attorney: $1, PhotoboothMe: $1, Randall & Stump: $1, Rise Consulting Engineers: $1, Louis S. Schwartz: $1, Spencer Morgan Law: $1, TopCanadaSEOWebDesign: $1, Wexler Law Firm: $1, and Your Mates Removals: $1.
 
Our Join Us page at https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.